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GLNG Train 2 begins production

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The GLNG Project Train 2 has begun production of LNG, marking the fifth of six LNG production trains on Queensland’s Curtis Island to go into production. The Curtis Island LNG is produced from coalbed methane (CBM: called coal seam gas in Australia).

Only one train on the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project remains to be completed before the area can move to long-term operations, producing more than 25 million tpy of LNG. APLNG Train 2 is expected to begin producing LNG later this year.

The GLNG project has already produced over 2 million tpy of LNG from Train 1, which went into production last September, exporting its first cargo in October 2015. Since then, it has shipped 32 cargoes in total to customers in Asia.

GLNG is a joint venture between Australian gas company, Santos, Malaysian state-owned oil and gas giant, PETRONAS, French oil and gas major, Total, and KOGAS, a South Korean state-owned natural gas company and the largest LNG importer in the world.

All of the LNG trains on Curtis Island have been constructed by US engineering and construction company, Bechtel. “Successfully delivering LNG production units for our three customers on Curtis Island will go down among the most significant achievements in Bechtel’s 118 yr history,” said Alasdair Cathcart, General Manager of Bechtel’s LNG business line.

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